4 Tips to Improve Men’s Health

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It’s time to take charge of your well-being, gents! Aside from staying physically active and eating well, here are a few additional tips for improving your health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, respiratory disease, and stroke. With some lifestyle changes, you can live a longer and healthier life.

If you haven’t had a check-up in over a year, it’s time to make that appointment. Many diseases don’t have clear symptoms but may put you at risk for heart attack or stroke.

Ways to live a longer, healthier life

  1. Shield yourself
    Protecting yourself from injury is vital for your overall health. Use helmets, safety glasses, seatbelts, sunscreen and insect repellent. Frequent handwashing is also important to protect yourself from disease and illness.
  2. Manage stress
    Do something you appreciate every day, and get lots of rest each night. Doctors recommend at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. Another way of managing stress is by maintaining a positive mindset. Meditation is a great way to help improve your mood.
  3. Protect your prostate
    As you age, you may notice urinary problems and changes in urinary habits. To lower your risk of prostate cancer, eat a nutritious and low-fat diet.
  4. Regular check-ups and screenings
    Men have unique healthcare needs. Regular check-ups and screenings not only protect your well-being but also allow your doctor to understand your overall health. Ask your doctor which health screenings are best for you based on your age and lifestyle.

 

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